ARRI has introduced a second generation of its TRINITY and ARTEMIS camera stabilisers.

The new modular system has been redesigned “down to the smallest detail”, incorporating enhancements to camera movement, connectivity, power management, user interface, balance options, and product longevity.

An upgrade transforms the purely mechanical ARTEMIS 2 into the hybrid TRINITY 2, which adds electronic stabilisation.

Designed and built in Germany, the new-generation ARRI stabilizer system enables versatile, creative, and perfectly steady camera moves. Many new features have been implemented, based on customer feedback, making this the most sophisticated camera stabilizer system ever developed. Durable and upgradeable, it offers the longest, most secure return on investment for owner-operators. ARRI nurtures career-long working relationships with stabilizer operators, supporting them with future-proof technology and global service.

ARTEMIS 2 expands on the original ARTEMIS through new features and a simple upgrade path to TRINITY 2. Around 80% of the new components for the second-generation system are shared by TRINITY 2 and ARTEMIS 2.

ARRI’s SAM plates enable cameras from different manufacturers to be securely and rapidly mounted to the stabilisers. The SAM standard permits fast, tool-free camera switching from either the TRINITY 2 or ARTEMIS 2 to a tripod or ARRI’s stabilised remote heads.

The second-generation battery system has been completely redesigned. A new, modular battery hanger accomodates batteries from any manufacturer. It is possible to mix 12 V and 24 V batteries in any combination, using B-Mount, Gold Mount, or V-Mount, with power efficiency holding steady at 95%.

In addition to the standard center post, two new post lengths are now available for TRINITY 2 and ARTEMIS 2, as well as for both first-generation stabilisers. The longer Super Post allows more extreme camera positions and angles, either higher up or further out from the operator’s body. The Shorty Post is suited to fast, agile work or space-constrained locations, and will be especially useful with the compact ARTEMIS 2.

The new sled, consisting of a rock-solid bottom stage, battery hanger, 19 mm rods, and the new battery mounts, makes the lower section of the second-generation ARRI stabilisers “more versatile and much sturdier.” Rods are available in carbon, aluminum, or steel, giving operators additional counterweight opportunities when balancing their rigs. As well as accepting a wider range of monitors, the new monitor bracket is also rod-mounted and can slide in and out to provide greater balancing freedom.

On TRINITY 2, new camera moves are possible, including 360-degree rotation on the lens axis. Expanded LBUS connectivity enables the use of controllers designed for ARRI’s stabilized remote heads, opening up modern, digitally interconnected workflows. A new LBUS-based Master Grip TRINITY allows fingertip control of key functions, while the super-fast processor in the new touchscreen remote control permits standalone system startup and on-the-fly adjustments. Additional accessory interfaces and 12G video connectivity increase rigging options and future-proof monitoring capabilities.


Jon Creamer

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